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  1. 18 hours ago, Impalow said:

    I am also hooked on these... great concept, excellent execution, and honestly some of the most entertaining videos I've seen... I joined their facebook group, and rumors are that 2D and 3D are the same person with a voice filter, which makes this all even more impressive to me.    Also #RIPMCLYDE

    That's what RancheroSteve said above and I'm starting to believe it myself.  I thought for sure there were three different guys because I've heard them call out to someone named Steve in the background. I don't know how he does it all but it is really cool.  I'm sure everyone has seen this here is the genius

     


  2. 16 hours ago, Hotrod 97 said:

    Well, add watching Hot Wheels races like I do full-scale races to my list of pastime activities 😁 Thank you for sharing this!

     

    4 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

    I'm for sure now hooked. I love it. 

     

    4 hours ago, espo said:

    This is now popping up every time I go on YouTube. I watched the Trucks race and then the finals in the Rally Cars and that jump on the end is beyond funny to watch. 

     

    2 hours ago, NYLIBUD said:

    I can’t believe my eyes...This is so cool.The track,the cars.The scenery,everything.They stay on the track by gravity???I want that track.I wonder how long it took to build it.Just incredible.💨💨💨💨💨I’ll be watching a lot more of this racing.

    Yeah, its great.. and all gravity.  Sometimes it is like the car has a driver and switches lanes for the pass.


  3. 1 hour ago, espo said:

    You're now going to have to create an addiction service for everyone now. 

    LOL

     

    24 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

    There was a Toys R Us in Jacksonville that for one winter had a huge hot wheels track. The manager built a 4ft tall platform and on it, built a huge gravity race track for Hot Wheels in a 35'x25' area. He created a racing league and they'd race evenings and weekends. Absolutely free. Parents and kids got kinda crazy trying to find the perfect car for racing. Metal chassis was a must have. It was fun to watch. I brought my sons and their cars a few times. 

    Then one day it was all just gone. Rumor was that corporate found out and nixed it because of the loss of sales square footage and because it was done with sellable product. I never saw that manager again.

    That's really cool and then too bad.  He probably made more sales getting people excited to come in and shop.


  4. 24 minutes ago, peteski said:

    Ah, I missed that part.  I also have and use epoxy in the smaller metal (toothpaste-type) tubes.  Both 5-minute and JB Weld.

    One can never have enough adhesives! I'm bad! When my GF and I pass by the adhesives section of Home Depot, she rolls her eyes and tells me to look away from the adhesives display. :D

    You mean there is one?  I need to check it out :)  I usually get mine at HL


  5. These are the coolest looking old cars.  It's funny, I never saw one until I got into modeling a couple years ago.  The front end is weird and the wing is crazy but together they look so cool.  I need to research this car.


  6. 14 hours ago, peteski said:

    Those plugs are there for shipping and long-term storage.  Once removed, having the little conical hats covering the spout ends in the caps should be sufficient.

    I suppose that if you are planning on not using it for extended period of time, you could reinstall those plugs.

    Thanks Peter.. That is what I was thinking too since you have to mix the stuff to harden it but wanted to be sure. 


  7. 16 hours ago, espo said:

    Looks like it could be a lot of fun. I'm still laughing from watching the racing. The sound effects, the two announcers, and the crashing. I can see how someone could get into this. 

    Yeah, and how about that Diorama?  That thing is so cool.

    15 hours ago, RancheroSteve said:

    The production values are extraordinary and it's hugely entertaining! I've been completely addicted to this since I found it about two months back - always looking forward to the next one. It's been a real comfort in these uncertain times.

    As far as I know, it's pretty much just one guy doing all this, even the announcers' voices.

    Me too... I think one guy started it but there might be more involved now.. I don't know though.  There was a new one just posted

     


  8. Great job!  I was always an Elliot fan but don't even remember him driving this one.. I would have been pretty young.  Thanks for the photos and history lesson.


  9. 5 hours ago, Dave G. said:

    Ya, larger tips flow more paint or thicker paints. Simple enough lol !! Course there is the argument for not pulling the trigger fully back too. Sometimes it's nice when a brush has an adjustable needle stop on the back ( I have one like that and the main 1/1 gun I used years ago had one as well).. All that said, there is no model paint I know of that won't flow through a .55 nozzle assembly if properly thinned. As I've mentioned before I've shot many of them through a .25. Sometimes people like the larger needles for a couple of reasons, more spread at higher pressure and backed away from the surface for one. And/ or less thinner sometimes.

    LOL.. honestly I didn't even pull the trigger back a mm. I stopped as soon as I saw the paint spraying out, just barely pulling it back.

    One cool thing I like is I can setup the VL like the H where I can dial in a certain paint flow with just the press of the trigger like the H then I can pull back if necessary. 

    The VL reminds me a bit of a perfect spray can where you can get down good coverage fast but with better atomization and not a lot of wasted over spray. I can tell it is not the quality of what I hear about Badgers but does a really nice job.

    To me the VL is a lot easier to clean than the H too.

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